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Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice

June 30, 2015

The foot and ankle surgeon can see peripheral neuropathy in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demographics and presenting complaints of patients diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy during an examination by a foot and ankle surgeon and to identify the type and frequency of subsequent diagnosis of medical causes of neuropathy.

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Musculoskeletal Health Literacy in Patients With Foot and Ankle Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Comprehension

June 29, 2015

Purpose . Approximately 33% of Americans have inadequate health literacy, which is associated with decreased medical knowledge, increased hospitalization and use of emergency care, and worse control of diseases.

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High heels blamed for huge rise in agonizing foot condition compared to ‘walking on razor blades’

June 23, 2015

High heels have been named as the culprit for a huge rise in the number of middle aged women experiencing an agonizing foot condition which has been compared to “walking on razors blades.” Morton’s neuroma, a condition which disturbs the nerve running between the toes, affects four times as many women as men and the number of people experiencing the affliction has more than doubled in the past 10 years.

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How integrated technology can drive private practice success

June 23, 2015

Over the past few years, there are few trends that have affected the world of practice management more than hospital employment. The numbers are substantial, with some reports predicting that up to two-thirds of U.S.

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Communication key to improving physician documentation

June 23, 2015

Lack of feedback from back to front office on coding issues perpetuates a cycle of denials. Here are five tips to help get claims paid the first time. Poor documentation is a major cause of denied claims but many clinicians don’t make the connection between an inaccurate chart note and stagnating revenues

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Deje socios en este proyecto

June 19, 2015

Estimado Señor / ma, Tengo una oportunidad de inversión para compartir con ustedes que implica la transferencia de una gran suma de dinero. Yo trabajo para una entidad financiera en Holanda. Necesito que me ayudes en el trato con la transferencia de una gran suma de dinero ($ 13.5 millones de dólares) para su custodia en su país.

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3 AMA solutions to big physician problems: Will they work?

June 16, 2015

Several topics that we’ve discussed frequently in FiercePracticeManagement recently made their way onto the agenda at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting. Here is an overview of the AMA’s recommendations and policies regarding some of the most pressing issues facing physicians.

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Peripheral neuropathy and nerve dysfunction in individuals at high risk for type 2 diabetes: The PROMISE cohort

June 9, 2015

Emerging evidence suggests that peripheral neuropathy begins in the early stages of diabetes pathogenesis. Our objective was to describe the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy and nerve dysfunction according to glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome status and examine how these conditions are associated with neurological changes in individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Underrecognized Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus in Thailand: We Must Consider Neuroischemic Foot Ulcers From This…

June 3, 2015

A range of prevalence of peripheral artery disease in diabetic patients has been estimated using the measurement of ankle brachial pressure index and clinical features in Asian countries. These data may be underestimates and hence underrecognized, raising questions about the numbers of patients with neuroischemic feet who are also at risk of diabetic foot ulcers

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Management of advanced plexiform neurofibromatosis of the foot presenting with skeletal deformation and intractable pain: An indication for proximal…

June 2, 2015

Plexiform neurofibromas of the foot are rare and often present with significant pain, deformity, and functional impairment secondary to their locally invasive behavior. While treatment has traditionally focused on attempts at radical resection, a lack of consensus among surgeons has hindered the establishment of a well-defined algorithm to guide the management of these highly co-morbid peripheral nerve sheath tumors.

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